— heldu of haf aldir
húfum — bládúfur.
Lýstiz hrein hæstum
höfn af skipstöfnum
Stýrandi landa leysti bládúfur lögrastar; aldir heldu húfum of haf. Hrein höfn lýstiz eldi álfoldar af hæstum skipstöfnum, glóðrauðum auðar.
The controller of lands [RULER] launched the dark doves of the water-way [SEA > SHIPS]; men steered the hulls across the sea. The safe harbour was illuminated by the fire of the eel-ground [SEA > GOLD] from the loftiest ship-prows, red-glowing with wealth.
[5, 6] hrein höfn ‘the safe harbour’: Lit. ‘clean harbour’. Bressay (island off Lerwick) was known for its good harbour.
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